October 12, 2013 by skpics
It’s no secret that I love Mexican food, and I’ve spent years perfecting my recipes for enchiladas, empanadas, and fish tacos. But today’s lunch at Mi Pueblo on Main Street in Hyannis has topped any Mexican culinary experience I’ve had to date.
I was away in Sturbridge this week, and while I was gone my husband had posted that he was going to head down there for lunch. He enjoyed it so much that he had no problem going there again today.
Mi Pueblo is tucked away down an alley in Hyannis, behind a hairdresser and a Brazilian grocery. It’s small and cozy, just a few booths and chairs, but a great place to stop in for a bite (or even grab some take out…working nearby is going to be dangerous!!).
We headed in today at about 2pm and sat down at a booth by the window. A nice young man greeted us and brought some menus. The selection is varied, authentic, and very reasonably priced. They don’t yet have a liquor license, so I ordered a water, and Ricky had a sangria flavored soda.
All of the delicious-sounding items on the menu made it difficult to choose. Appetizers include queso fundido (melted chihuahua and monterey cheese mix with poblano peppers, served with tortilla chips), ceviche de camaron (shrimp ceviche, citrus tomato broth, diced onion, cilantro, tomato serrano peppers, avocado) and tostadas. Ricky and I opted for the tamales – two steamed cooked chicken and pork tamales topped with tomatillo sauce, crema fresco, and pickled onion. A bargain at $4.95.
The tamales were DELICIOUS. Flavorful, spicy, warm – the chicken and pork were cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth delicious. Served on a corn husk.
For lunch, we opted for tacos. Ricky ordered steak and al pastor, I had steak and alambre. The choices for tacos: steak, chorizo, lengua, al pastor, carnitas, alambre.
Served in corn tortillas, the tacos were, again, flavorful, the meat moist and juicy. I enjoyed that they weren’t smothered with cheese or sour cream – instead diced onions, fresh cilantro, and a yummy salsa was offered on the side. And at $2.00 apiece – again, a bargain.
The total bill came to around $18 – and that was for the appetizer, tacos, and drinks. Completely affordable and totally satisfying. I actually feel like I ate too much!
We left feeling full…and eagerly anticipating the next visit. I’m looking forward to trying some of their dishes (Platillos)…and more.
Mi Pueblo is at 459-B Main Street in Hyannis. Open 7 days a week, 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM.